Why buy Snagit?

Try Movavi Screen Capture Studio instead:
  • Similar screen recording options
  • Scheduling video recording time
  • Built-in video editor
  • Multiple formats and presets for saving

Movavi Screen Capture Studio vs. TechSmith Snagit Software

Snagit is a popular screen video recording software program developed by TechSmith. It offers basic features for video capture and handy tools for taking and editing screenshots. Its weakest point is that it offers very few video editing options, which is a limiting factor for many users. Fortunately, Snagit has a competitor that can serve as a better alternative – Movavi Screen Capture Studio. This program combines a screen recorder and a full-featured video editor in one program.

Below, you’ll find a detailed Screen Capture Studio vs. Snagit review based on these criteria:

User Interface

Both programs offer a very usable interface

TechSmith Snagit 13

Movavi Screen Capture Studio 8

TechSmith Snagit 13

Movavi Screen Capture Studio 8

The interface in both programs is intuitive and well-designed, so using either of them won’t be a problem even for first-time users. The absence of complicated settings makes working with the programs super-easy. To record video with Snagit or Screen Capture Studio, you can use buttons on the control panel or handy hotkeys.

Recording Features

Movavi offers similar features to Snagit, but adds more flexible settings

Both programs offer a wide range of recording options; the most important ones are shown in the table below:

FunctionalityTechSmith Snagit 13Movavi Screen Capture Studio 9
Video recording
Adjusting capture frame size
Setting maximum frame rate
Capturing webcam
Recording online video
Recording Skype calls
Scheduling video recording time
Audio recording
System sound
Taking screenshots

As seen in the table, the functionality in both programs is very similar, with a small difference: Screen Capture Studio lets you set the exact times you want the recording to begin and end; in Snagit, you can only record in real time. This gives Screen Capture Studio a slight edge in functionality.

Editing and Export Options

Screen Capture Studio includes a full-featured video editor; Snagit supports editing screenshots only

The handy screenshot images editor is a strong point for SnagIt, but it falls short in video editing:

Comparison parametersTechSmith Snagit 13Movavi Screen Capture Studio 9
Cutting and splitting
Special effects and titles
Adding music and a voiceover
A variety of formats for saving
Presets for mobile devices
Choosing video quality when saving

Screen Capture Studio offers a built-in video editor that lets you change the recorded video any way you like: split and join fragments, apply special effects and captions, add your own soundtrack, and much more. When your video is ready, you can choose the file location and save the result in any popular format. You can also take advantage of the special presets if you want to play your video on a mobile device.

The only editing option Snagit has to offer is cutting, which is not enough if you want to get anything more than a simple screen recording. As for export, Snagit doesn’t let you choose anything other than MP4 for your files.

Help and Support

Movavi and TechSmith both provide high levels of support

Both programs provide good technical support, so you can easily learn how to use Snagit or Screen Capture Studio if you are trying them for the first time. Here are the ways you can get help from TechSmith and Movavi:

Comparison parametersTechSmith Snagit 13Movavi Screen Capture Studio 9
Live chat4 hours a day18 hours a day
Manuals and instructions
Community (Facebook and others)

You can find all the necessary information about Screen Capture Studio and Snagit in tutorials and user guides on the companies’ websites. You can also contact both companies via email or social media, and get useful tips in live chat with technical support personnel.


Movavi offers a screen recorder and a video editor for the price of one program


Screen Capture Studio



Snagit and Screen Capture Studio cost almost the same: Snagit for $49.95 and Screen Capture Studio for $59.95 per one user license. Also, both companies offer you the option to install a free trial and use it for a period of time before deciding to buy the full version.

By purchasing a licensed copy of Screen Capture Studio, however, you receive two apps for the price of one. You get the latest minor updates free and can upgrade your old version with a 30% discount when a new major version appears.

If you’re looking for good screen recording software, you can install Snagit or download Screen Capture Studio to your PC or laptop. It’s up to you which program you choose, but if you want to create anything more complex than a straightforward screencast (create a vlog, a demo video, or a tutorial, for example), Screen Capture Studio is the better option.

Here’s a summary of its advantages over Snagit:

  • Easily schedule video recording time
  • Edit the recorded video any way you want
  • Choose any format for saving or use the handy presets
  • Get two applications for the price of one

System requirements: Windows 10 or 8/7/Vista/XP (32 bit or 64 bit); Mac OS Х 10.7 or higher (64 bit).

Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Capture Studio does not allow to capture copy protected videos and audios.

*For this review, we used Movavi Screen Capture Studio 9 (the full version) and TechSmith Snagit 13 (the full version).